Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Church That The Storm Created

Every now and then a tropical storm will roll through Georgia. Though not as powerful as a hurricane, they can still leave behind a lot of damage. We were without power for 4 days after the last tropical storm passed through. There were a lot of trees and branches down that left behind a big mess. I was given 2 sections of a privacy fence after it was knocked down during the storm so I created a piece of art.

I sketched  the outline of a church with chalk...

I painted the church using the color Fluff from Dixie Belle. I wanted the painting to be rustic so I dry brushed it rather than painting it solid.

 I dry brushed the color, Vintage Duck Egg, for the sky...
 I painted a little window in the top of the church...

To create a door, I used  a rectangular piece of balsa wood. I cut the top off of an oval piece of balsa wood to fit on the top of the rectangular piece.

I used a miter box to cut pieces of balsa wood to create the roof.


 I stained all the wood with VooDoo Gel Stain. It is water based so the clean up is easy!


 Finally, I glued all the wood piece on using E6000.


From an ugly storm, rose the church!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Succulent Table

I know a lot of people in the junkin/antique business and we often buy from each other. A couple of years ago I bought a few furniture pieces from a fellow junker and she threw in this table for free...
It was missing its top and the doors. It was also missing a piece of molding on the front of the drawer. I tried to remove the rest of the molding to no avail. So, I decided to embrace it...I'm not perfect either!

I painted the table with a bold yellow called Colonel Mustard.


I love gray & yellow together, so I painted the inside of the table with a light gray called, Driftwood.

The Dixie Belle Paint Company has a beautiful new gray wax called, Grunge Gray, and I'm in love!

I added the wax to the table with a wax brush, then wiped it down with a rag.



I filled the drawer with heavy duty plastic and stapled it down.

Then I trimmed the excess plastic.

I added pallet wood to cover the staples and give the top a finished look.

I added a layer of pebbles for drainage.

I filled the drawer with dirt then planted succulents.





I always knew I wanted to make this freebie some type of planter. And, even though it sat undone for a couple of years, I think it was worth the wait!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

China Cabinet Makeover With Caviar

 At first glance, this china cabinet looks like it didn't need a makeover.
 But, on further inspection, it had some major issues. The veneer on one side was in terrible shape. I removed the veneer then used Swamp Mud from the Dixie Belle Paint Company to patch any bad areas. I sanded the Swamp Mud smooth after I let it dry overnight. Then it was time to paint!
I used the color, Caviar, by Dixie Belle to paint the china cabinet. On the front panels, I did a blending effect with the colors Caviar, Manatee, & Fluff.
I waxed the panels with Clear Wax then I added Black Wax to soften the look a little more. I used a wax brush to apply the wax, then used a rag to smooth it out.
I changed the knob to this beautiful one from Hobby Lobby. 
I also added an Iron Orchid Design image transfer to the glass.
The IOD transfers are so easy. Just rub onto your surface with the tool provided in the package, then peel up the plastic backing.

Anybody else love Caviar?


This post contains affiliate links. If you order Dixie Belle Paint Company products, I may make a little money but at no extra cost to you.




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Saturday, March 17, 2018

For The Birds

Spring is here, and birds will be busy building their nests. Give them a helping hand by providing things that they can use while nesting. And, while you’re helping out our feathered friends, you’ll also be adding something pretty to your yard.
Supplies:
Wire Whisk
Moss
Burlap or Other Natural Fiber Fabric
Straw
Twigs
Dead Leaves
Loose Wool or Cotton (I ordered wool from www.myfavoritesheep.com)
Twine
Beads
Note: Do not use drier lent because it may contain chemicals that are harmful to birds. Also, refrain from using yarn or string, as they may get tangled around the birds and cause harm.

 Pull apart the wire of the whisk just wide enough to insert the moss.



 Layer the straw, twigs, leaves, fabric strips, and wool over the moss.






Tie a piece of twine to the end of the whisk. Add beads to the twine then tie the whisk around a branch. Wrap excess twine around the branch and tie it to secure.







 Some birds, like Goldfinches, build their nests as late as June, so continue to add elements to the whisk as the birds empty it out.





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